Robin Epstein and Amy Feldman
By Robin Epstein and Amy Feldman
How Can I Regain My Confidence of Yore?
Dear Bintel Brief, When I was growing up, and throughout college, I would characterize myself as a pretty confident person. I felt excited by the world, and all the possibilities in it; almost nothing seemed impossible. But a couple of years out of school, and into the working world, my faith in my own abilities…
The Legal Implications of Cohabitating Out of Marriage
Dear Bintel Brief I know plenty of couples who have, for various reasons, chosen to partner instead of marry. These couples love each other, spend holidays with each other’s families, own property and pets together and some even procreate — all without the legal contract. Some couples claim their reasons for doing this are financial,…
Help! I Don’t Want My Daughter To Be a ‘Coastie’
Dear Bintel Brief: My 18-year-old daughter is applying to the University of Wisconsin, Madison. We are Jewish and I understand that approximately 14% of the university’s roughly 30,000 undergraduate students are Jewish. Our daughter is not a Jewish American Princess. However, she does don some of the stereotypical trappings: Ugg boots and North Face outerwear….
A Precarious Cocktail of Friendship and Real Estate
Dear Bintel Brief: My husband and I live in New York City and are getting ready to buy our first apartment. We realize that a home purchase is a sizable financial commitment, and we are preparing to take the plunge. Adding to what is already a tremendously stressful decision-making process, we are considering buying a…
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